Responding to bombshell allegations that Hillary Clinton did favors for foreign governments and groups during her tenure as Secretary of State, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz pilloried his potential opponent saying it’s a “real problem,” and charging the former First Lady with being a key part of Washington’s “culture of corruption.”
As you might expect, Clinton disagreed, saying the latest in a string of improprieties under her watch at the State Department was nothing more than a political “distraction.”
What she calls distractions are what most would call corruption at its worst.
The book, titled Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich, alleges that donations from foreign governments were made to the Clinton Foundation through speaking fees, and turned into political favors.
“… examples include a free-trade agreement in Colombia that benefited a major foundation donor’s natural resource investments in the South American nation, development projects in the aftermath of the Haitian earthquake in 2010, and more than $1 million in payments to Mr. Clinton by a Canadian bank and major shareholder in the Keystone XL oil pipeline around the time the project was being debated in the State Department.”
Cruz was asked whether these new findings could ruin Clinton’s chances at a bid for the White House.
Via Fox New Insider:
He responded that it’s a “real problem” that the Clintons accepted all of this money from overseas while she was secretary of state.
“It’s one manifestation of a broader problem, which is the culture of corruption in Washington. The way we win [in 2016] is to run a populist campaign on behalf of hard-working men and women across America who want to believe again in the promise of America,” he said.
Do you agree with Senator Cruz that Hillary Clinton is deeply and firmly entrenched in Washington’s culture of corruption?